Sonalika ITL, UNIC to promote UN Sustainable Development Goals in India

GN Bureau | March 2, 2016


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(From left) Shyam Sharma, chairman, National Gallery of Modern Art, Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF country representative, and Deepak Mittal, managing director, Sonalika Group

Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR wing of India’s third largest tractor maker Sonalika International Tractors Ltd, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) inaugurated ‘ART is TRY 4 SDGs’, an art exhibition in New Delhi on March 2.

The exhibition, at Indian Habitat Centre, showcase paintings created by students of 17 Delhi schools depicting 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by UN agenda 2030. The paintings are on display from March 2 to March 23.
 
Deepak Mittal, managing director, Sonalika ITL, said, “I wish to compliments to the teachers and students for the excellent art work they have prepared. Their art work has served the purpose of communicating the 17 goals to transform our world effectively. We at Sonalika ITL always encourage environmental conservation and thrive for inclusive development of community and society. United Nations SDGs is one such step that reassures our commitment towards sustainable development. Our collaboration with UNIC and support to this agenda calls for action by all people in five areas of critical importance: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Thus, through ‘Art is Try 4 SGDs’ Sonalika ITL endeavors to bring universal, transformative and integrated changes amongst the community it operates.”
 
Adopted by the world’s leaders in September 2015, the post-2015 development agenda outlines 17 SDGs to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and injustice and combat climate change by 2030. Goals are based on five core principles – the 5 P’s – People, Planet, Partnership, Prosperity and Peace.
 
The SDGs emphasise quality education through which, the aim is to build an inclusive society in where people can have the resources to develop a life in harmony with their culture and beliefs, transcultural universal values and respect for the environment.
 
Louis-Georges Arsenault, country representative, UNICEF, said, “It is a way forward to encourage quality education resulting in poverty eradication to build a life of dignity for all and leaving no one behind. United Nations calls to work in partnership and strengthen the efforts to share prosperity, empower people’s livelihoods, ensure peace and restore our planet for this and future generations.”

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